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A Guide for Music Citation - Chicago/Turabian Style

This guide supports music students by providing examples and tips for Chicago/Turabian style citation. It covers all types of music sources, including texts, scores, and recordings.

Tips

Score citations are very similar to book citations, with composers instead of authors. Consult the book tabs for information such as multiple authors, author with arranger, and publication information (multiple cities listed, no city listed, etc.).

It can be hard to find a publication/copyright date for scores. Look on the title page, on the verso (back side) of the title page, on the bottom of the first page of music, at the end of the preface, etc. If you cannot find one, write “n.d.” (which stands for “no date”).

Multiple Composers

Collection of Multiple Works, No General Title

F:

1. Benedetto Marcello, Sonata, Op. 1 No. 4; Hendrick Focking, Sonata, Op. 1 No. 6; fluit of viool en continuo (Amsterdam: Broekmans & Van Poppel, 1949).

B:

Marcello, Benedetto. Sonata, Op. 1 No. 4; Hendrick Focking, Sonata, Op. 1 No. 6; fluit of viool en continuo. Amsterdam: Broekmans & Van Poppel, 1949.

 

One Work, Contributions by Multiple Composers

F:

1. Hexameron: Variations on the March from Bellini’s Opera, “I Puritani”; Introduction, Arranged Theme, Variation 2, Interludes 1–2, and Finale by Franz Liszt; Variation 1 by Sigismond Thalberg; Variation 3 by Johann Peter Pixis; Variation 4 by Henri Herz; Variation 5 by Carl Czerny; Variation 6 by Frédéric Chopin, Paragon Library of Musical Classics, 19 (New York: Paragon Music Publishers, 1966).

B:

Hexameron: Variations on the March from Bellini’s Opera, “I Puritani.” Introduction, Arranged Theme, Variation 2, Interludes 1–2, and Finale by Franz Liszt; Variation 1 by Sigismond Thalberg; Variation 3 by Johann Peter Pixis; Variation 4 by Henri Herz; Variation 5 by Carl Czerny; Variation 6 by Frédéric Chopin. Paragon Library of Musical Classics 19. New York: Paragon Music Publishers, 1966.